As a member-owned and values-led organisation, we connect with the communities served by our food stores and funeral homes, and throughout our supply chain.
invested in communities
local community projects supported
We give 1% of what our members spend on Co-op own branded products as well as money from sales of carrier bags to fund local community projects near our stores and funeral homes. In 2018 we gave £19m to over 4,000 local projects.
Member Pioneers bring Co-op members, colleagues and local causes together to find new ways to co-operate, focusing their activity on the things that matter most to our members. We have recruited 300 Member Pioneers across the UK and hope to have a Member Pioneer in all 1,500 Co-op communities by the end of 2020.
We’ve been talking to our members and people across the UK to find out what matters most, and what could be improved, where they live and work. The result is our Community Wellbeing Index.
The Index has given us some great insights into what’s important to people in their local communities and helped us to identify areas where our community investment can make a greater difference.
We source our products from 74 countries and support hundreds of communities throughout our supply chain.
We work to strengthen our relationships with the communities from which we source our products and services, and help our members support the wider international community at times of crisis.
In 2018 we gave more than £2m from the sale of bottled water to fund clean water projects and fight water poverty in some of the poorest parts of the world.